Kaski District

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Kaski
कास्की
District
Location of Kaski
Location of Kaski
Country    Nepal
Region Western (Pashchimanchal)
Zone Gandaki
Headquarters Pokhara
Area
 • Total 2,017 km2 (779 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 492,098
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Website ww.ddckaski.gov.np

Kaski District (Nepali: कास्की जिल्ला About this sound Listen , a part of Gandaki Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The name is disambiguated from Kaskikot, the ancient Kaski Kingdom.

The district, with Pokhara as its district headquarters, covers an area of 2,017 km² and had a population in 2001 of 380,527.

The district covers parts of the Annapurna mountain range, and the picturesque scene of the mountains can be observed from most parts of the district. It is one of the best tourist destinations of Nepal.

The centroid of Nepal lies in this district.

Map of the VDCs in Kaski District

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[1] Elevation Range  % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
18.6%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
29.4%
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
16.6%
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
12.1%
Alpine 4,000 to 5,000 meters
13,100 to 16,400 ft.
14.8%
Nival above 5,000 meters 7.4%
Trans-Himalayan 3,000 to 6,400 meters
9,800 to 21,000 ft.
0.6%

Towns and villages (VDCs)[edit]

Arba Vijaya, Armala, Begnas, Bhachok, Bhadaure Tamagi, Bharat Pokhari, Chapakot, Dangsing, Deurali, Dhampus, Dhikur Pokhari, Dhital, Ghachok, Ghandruk, Hansapur, Hemaja, Kahun, Kalika, Kaskikot, Kritinachnechaur, Lahachok, Lamachaur, Lekhnath Lumle, Lwangghale, Machhapuchchhre, Majhthana, Mala, Mauja, Mijuredada, Namarjung, Nirmalpokhari, Parche, Pokhara, Pumdibhumdi, Puranchaur, Rakhi, Reevan, Rupakot, Saimarang, Salyan, Sarangkot, Sardikhola, Shisuwa, Siddha, Sildujure, Thumakodada, Thumki,

Valam

Village of Khare


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal - a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system, . Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No.110., 2005, ISBN 87-7803-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013 

Coordinates: 28°20′N 84°00′E / 28.333°N 84.000°E / 28.333; 84.000